A new report from the Daily Caller explains why the White House press corps is so consistently anti-Trump: an overwhelming number of the reporters are on the payroll of just two outlets–CNN and MSNBC. Despite the superficial appearance that correspondents represent a wide range of outlets and viewpoints, many are paid by just these two networks.
Daily Caller reports:
The daily White House press briefing is meant to give a chance for reporters, from a variety of publications with their own perspectives and agendas, to ask the Trump administration various questions in the hopes of soliciting information for their respective outlets.
In reality, a disturbing amount of these White House correspondents are also employees of just two networks: CNN and MSNBC.
Moreover, these reporters overwhelmingly work for legacy newspapers and broadcasters like The New York Times and The Washington Post, in addition to their gigs moonlighting as commentators on television.
Research by The Daily Caller News Foundation found a total of at least nine members of the WH press corps who currently receive compensation for their commentary on CNN and MSNBC.
Maybe it’s time for a little more diversity in the press room?